The openness and sheer tranquillity of the experience draws thousands of deities day in and day out. For some, its the holiest place of worship and for others (like me) a place alluring enough to bring me to Amritsar just to spend time at Shri Hari Mandir Saheb.
The access roads are crowded will all forms of traffic you can imagine, don’t be put off by the masses. Share and feel the enthusiasm and devotion and being part of a sea of devotees.
The main entrance has some shops and the shoe collection point. You need to step into a recess with flowing water to cleanse your feet. Upon entry, you could do a 360 tour (admiring the marble) and get to the point where you queue for the entry into the sanctum sanctorum.
After giving your respects you could head to the langar (24 by 7) food distributed to one and all or to the museum housed in one of the wings of the complex.
Photography is not allowed from the pathway leading to the central dome, but you can take pictures in and around the lake. I suggest one early morning and one trip in the night as the experience in the night walking on the cold floors and watching the temple lights glisten in the water is truly memorable.
If you are in a hotel nearby, walk bare feet and save time at the footwear queue.
Cover the Jalianwala Bagh Site which is 200 metres from the temple complex.
Try out some of the local fare in the numerous eateries lining the street leading to the temple.
Carry a handkerchief (for men) or small cloth (for ladies) to cover your head. Else you can get colourful yellow ones through the hawkers leading to the venue.
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